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Tax Resolution Accelerator 2024

The ASTPS Tax Resolution Accelerator© is an engaging, expert-led, cohort based, live training program designed to help you confidently launch your new tax resolution career as quick as possible.

Our Next Cohort is Launching June 6th!

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JUNE COHORT

Niagara Falls & Virtual

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Dates

Virtual Kickoff Session

June 6th | 11:00am – 6:00pm Eastern

Hybrid Main Event

June 10th | 10:00am – 6:00pm Eastern
June 11th | 10:00am – 7:00pm Eastern
June 12th | 10:00am – 5:00pm Eastern

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AUG COHORT

Myrtle Beach & Virtual

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Dates

Virtual Kickoff Session

August 21st | 11:00am – 6:00pm Eastern

Hybrid Main Event

August 27th | 10:00am – 6:00pm Eastern
August 28th | 10:00am – 7:00pm Eastern
August 29th | 10:00am – 5:00pm Eastern

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DEC COHORT

Coming Soon

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Become a Tax Problem Solver in Just 4 Days!

Whether you are a business owner wanting to add tax resolution to your firm, or an individual looking to make yourself even more valuable in the marketplace, the ASTPS Accelerator will empower you with the skills, frameworks, and tools required to successfully resolve IRS problems!

Is the ASTPS Accelerator right for you?

  • Do you have a client with a tax problem and don’t know where to begin?
  • Have you spent hours researching how to resolve an IRS issue on your own but were left feeling lost and frustrated?
  • Have you had a client that you felt was treated unfairly by the IRS and you’d like to learn how to defend their rights?
  • Are you interested in learning a new skill that will help you earn higher fees using your existing credentials?
  • Do you want to add a service to your firm that can bring in business year round?
  • Have you been dabbling in tax resolution but now you’ve decided to get serious?
  • Do you want to make a real difference in the lives of your clients?
  • Are you ready to join an elite group of tax pros that are not afraid to go head to head with the IRS to protect their clients?

If any of these sound familiar then the ASTPS Accelerator was built for you!

What others are saying...

ASTPS has been running tax resolution trainings for nearly two decades! Click the button below to take a look at what over 700 of your professional colleagues had to say about their experience!

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“Absolutely one of the best seminars I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to a lot)! Everything is usable, and the teachers are excellent.” – Keith Lazarus, CPA

“Came here to learn how to move from tax preparation to tax resolution – mission accomplished.” – William Richardson

What is the Tax Resolution Accelerator?

The ASTPS Accelerator is a hands-on, immersive, program that teaches you the fundamentals of IRS representation. Over 4 days you will go through 27 hours of tax resolution training with a group of like-minded professionals.

At the end of the program you will have acquired the skills needed to provide professional IRS representation services to troubled taxpayers.

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Who should take this program?

Tax Pros Brand New to IRS Representation: The Tax Resolution Accelerator will cover everything from A-Z and give you an extremely solid foundation to build your career on!

Intermediate Level Tax Pros: If you have been working in IRS representation but haven’t taken a comprehensive formal training program like the Accelerator you may have gaps in your knowledge! These gaps could cost your clients severely! Learn the latest tips and strategies at the Accelerator and make sure your foundation is solid.

Who should NOT take this program?

Seasoned Tax Resolution Professionals: If you have 5+ years of experience and have already taken a foundational training then you are likely better off in our Advanced Conference Series where you can continue learning and developing your skills! Every year we run a Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Advanced Conference for just this purpose!

That being said every year we have former IRS and well traveled tax resolution professionals sit through the Accelerator – we’ve never heard of any of them regretting it!

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“The Accelerator course was excellent and worth every penny. Every aspect of this course from the content to the administration to the execution and everything in between was fantastic and well planned.

ASTPS has a phenomenal staff and clearly has a great culture and training program. Thank you for being so thorough and professional in your commitment to helping practitioners improve their skills. They certainly don’t teach these topics when you study for the CPA exam or go through the curriculum to graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Accounting.

Even working in a well known tax preparation firm may not provide the knowledge and experience you need in this field. I feel like I am standing on the shoulders of many giants with the insight I have been provided by the ASTPS. Thank you for elevating the next generation of Tax Resolution professionals and for setting the bar all serious practitioners should hope to meet. I will be a member for the rest of my career.” – Zachary B.

“The Accelerator program was very well put together and presented! I obtained lots of “Golden Nuggets” throughout the entire training. Thank you!” – Michelle N.

A Truly Transformative, Comprehensive, Curriculum.

You’re starting something new, and for a lot of people that can be really intimidating. You know you want to get into the tax resolution industry, but you don’t know what you don’t know, and you’re trying to figure out the best way to get these skills.

The ASTPS Accelerator Program is the result of 21 years of innovation. Each of the 118 live events resulted in feedback that went back into making the program even better for the next event. You can see how repeating that process for decades would earn us the hundreds of 5 star reviews you can find about this program!

Take a look at everything you will know by the end of the program:

Setting up your tax resolution firm.

Taking the time to set up your tax resolution business correctly from the start is essential to building a solid foundation and supporting future growth.

Software Tools
You’ll be quite surprised how few tools you really need to run an effective tax resolution firm!

Research Tools
Being able to effectively conduct case research is critical to running a firm. We’ll give you some recommendations for software we love.

Getting a CAF Number
The CAF number enables the IRS to efficiently process and track authorization forms and correspondence associated with your clients. We’ll help you get one!

Setting Up IRS E-Services
An e-services account is an essential tool for tax pros as it provides access to a growing number of online services offered by the IRS. We’ll help you get signed up!

Navigating IRS E-Services
We’ll show you around your IRS E-Services account and point out what aspects you need to focus in on as a tax resolution pro.

Understanding IRS Phone Lines
The IRS has several different phone lines and as a beginner it might be confusing to know who to call for what – we’ll straighten that all out in the Accelerator!

IRS Organizational Overview
All tax resolution pros need to understand how cases flow through the IRS collections division. We’ll hold your hand any walk you through!

IRS Personnel & Their Roles in Resolution
RO, RA, ACS, PPS… There are a ton of different IRS personnel and you’ll need to learn their roles in the resolution process.

Starting a case: Investigation & Compliance.

Before we can recommend a solution to a client we must always first launch an investigation. At the same time we must also get our client back into compliance before the IRS will work with with the taxpayer to find a solution.

Power of Attorney
Form 2848 allows taxpayers to authorize a qualified individual, such as an attorney, CPA, or EA, to represent them before the IRS and act on their behalf in tax matters. Find out when to use it!

Tax Information Authorization
The 8821 authorizes a third party to access their tax information and records from the IRS. We’ll talk about the best uses for it and when to use it instead of the 2848.

Types of Transcripts
There are many types of transcripts available through the IRS, but as tax resolution pros there are only a few that we really focus on.

How to Pull, Read, and Analyze IRS Transcripts
Transcripts can give the practitioner instant insights into the history of a taxpayer and the IRS. Find out how to get them and how to read them!

How and When to Request a FOIA
A Freedom of Information Act request is often used to gain access to certain IRS documents. We’ll show you how to request one.

Dealing with Unfiled Returns
One of the most common issues to deal with on a tax resolution case is unfiled tax returns. Learn the best practices you need to know and avoid mistakes that can cost your client enormous amounts of money!

IRS Collection – Notices & Actions
When a client comes in often times the first thing they’ll do is hand you a stack of letters! Understanding these notices and critical deadlines is crucial to representing your clients and protecting their rights.

Statutes of Limitation
In most cases the IRS can’t collect forever! Learn how long the IRS has to collect on tax debt, as well as which actions can extend time.

Case analysis: Crafting a resolution plan.

To create an effective resolution plan for our clients we need to develop a comprehensive knowledge of IRS programs, be able to confidently research case law, and become familiar with case planning opportunities & strategies.

Case Planning Techniques
Case planning is how tax resolution practitioners earn their big fees! Anyone can fill out forms, but real pros know the settlement options inside and out and can plan for optimal resolutions! Learn about the different expenses and standards the IRS allows your clients to take.

Financial Analysis
Learn how to analyze a case to determine which IRS programs that they qualify for.

Valuing Assets
It’s critical to fight for your clients. Sometimes that means digging deep into the real values of their assets and going to battle with the IRS over it!

Handling Liens & Levies
Many times when a tax resolution pro is crafting their representation plan they will have to start by addressing a current or impending lien or levy.

Offers in Compromise
The OIC has the power to change the lives of our clients. You’ll need to learn all about the program and how to use it effectively to secure a resolution for your clients.

Penalty Abatement
The IRS loves to add penalties and interest on top of what taxpayers owe, but some penalties can be abated and you’ll learn about those opportunities in the ASTPS Accelerator.

Installment Agreements
Sometimes a taxpayer can pay what they owe but needs us to get them more time to pay. That’s when we use one of the most common resolutions, IA Agreements.

Currently Non-Collectable
Sometimes a taxpayer simply cannot afford to pay and has nothing to offer. Learn about the CNC status and how to use it to effectively resolve your clients cases.

Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
When a business is involved things can get serious. When you’re working with a taxpayer that owns a business you need to know about TFRP rules and how they’ll effect your representation plan.

Audit Reconsideration
Learn how this important tool comes into play when your client has a disagreement on a tax return.

Innocent Spouse Relief
What if a spouse wasn’t responsible for the tax problem? Learn the differences between innocent spouse & injured spouse and when they apply.

Conducting Case Research
When you’re working on a tax resolution case you will want to research past IRS cases that help support your position. This can be critical when you are trying to provide evidence for an argument to the IRS.

Implementing your strategy.

You’ve done your investigation, you done your research, you created a representation plan, now it’s time to implement it. Begin your negotiation with the IRS, and if needed go to appeals to seal the deal.

Preparation of Forms
Learn about the different IRS forms as well as tips, tricks, and best practices for filling them out and submitting them.

Understanding the Submission Process
For the most part this is pretty straightforward! However there are some little tips, tricks, and best practices that every tax resolution pro should know!

Dealing with Revenue Officers
When you start working with a new RO there are series of steps we recommend taking to ensure a good working relationship. We’ll cover them in class!

Working with PPS & ACS
Find out what you can get done with these two divisions inside the IRS and tips on working with them!

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
You should’ve found this in the investigation phase, but prior to submission is a good time to double check that there is no conflict.

Negotiation Strategies
While working with the IRS is mostly a science, sometimes there is a little art to it as well.

Representing in Appeals
One of the best places to get cases resolved is the IRS appeals division. You’ll need to learn all about the appeals process and best practices.

24-12 Month Switch
There are a couple little tricks to helping your client get deals done the 24-12 month switch is a crazy one you’ll learn all about!

Managing your tax resolution case.

Right from the beginning it’s important to carefully consider how you are going to manage your tax resolution cases. Happy clients will be your biggest referral source, and unhappy clients…well, they’ll tell even more people about you!

Handling Prospective Clients
You need to be clear with exactly the type of clients that you’re looking to take on. You also need a plan to onboard new clients to your firm.

Client Acceptance Policies
You need to think through the red flags that should cause you to turn away a potential client. Sometimes that’s the best thing you can do!

Creating Engagement Letters
Engagement letters create clear expectations on exactly what is going to happen between you and your client. Remember you can never guarantee results!

Client Communication Best Practices
Sometimes the resolution process can take months, and clients want it done in days…Informed clients are happy clients!

Managing Expectations
Tax resolution pros should never allow someone to “hire them to do x”. You can never guarantee an outcome and if you promise too much and underdeliver you’ll quickly ruin your reputation.

Engagement Risk Management
There is always a certain amount of risk during an engagement. In the Accelerator we’ll talk about how to mitigate it.

Closing Representation Cases
Learn how to end a successful representation case like a pro and avoid the this one common giant mistake.

Monitoring Ongoing Compliance
Many tax resolution firms offer ongoing compliance monitoring to make sure the client stays on track and is honoring the deal the struck with the IRS.

Marketing your new firm.

So you know how to do the work, and how to manage the cases, now it’s time to figure out how to get the phone ringing!

Client Screening
Right from the beginning you need to have a screening process to qualify prospects. For example owe at least 10k or have an unfiled return.

Conducting the Initial Client Interview
It’s important to have a carefully choregraphed interview process to help you maximize the confidence the prospect has in you!

Quoting Fees
Curious how the pros quote fees and explain them to clients? You’ll learn our exact process being used by thousands of pros across the country!

Direct Response Marketing
Direct response marketing is a marketing strategy that aims to generate an immediate response or action from the prospect. We’ll show you how to use it in tax resolution.

Managing your Online Presence
Email, website, Google Business Profile, we’ll cover the online elements you need to have in place before you start marketing.

Building Trust & Authority
When you’re selling high ticket services cultivating trust and authority is required to make the sale. We’ll talk about a lot of ways you can do just that!

17 Traffic Sources
We know our attendees love to get marketing ideas so we’re ready to give you 17 places where you can start to develop leads!

Creating a referral strategy
Most successful firms spend a lot of time developing relationships with potential referral sources. We’ll give you a ton of ideas of who you should start talking to!

Get Real Experience with 6 Hands-On Case Studies

6 Real-World Cases

At the ASTPS Accelerator you’ll get a real taste of what it’s like to work in this field by going through 6 case study exercises! These real-life situations enable attendees to understand the context, complexities, and nuances of a tax resolution case. Most importantly it helps them to see the practical applications of theoretical concepts.

Cases Build on Each Other

Several of the cases you will go through will actually build on each other allowing you to see how making a few changes can massively impact the outcome of a case! The Accelerator will also expose you to a wide variety of case study examples that you may encounter out in the real world.

Develop Problem-Solving skills

Attendees will work to assess situations, identify key issues, and recommend appropriate courses of action. By analyzing and working through these case studies, attendees can develop their tax resolution critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Community & Support

Unlimited Q&A

Whether you’re attending the ASTPS Accelerator in-person or virtually from home you’ll get answers to every single question that you have! You’ll also get to hear the questions about your classmates cases, and get a full Q&A report at the end of the program. Additionally there will be a follow up session one month after the Accelerator to catch up as a group and go over any questions that have come up since the course concluded.

Knowledge Building Assignments

There will be time between stages, and the learning isn’t going to stop! During the program you will have 9 assignments to introduce you to IRS forms, processes, procedures, and to test your new skills! These assignments are not graded, but are designed to enhance your experience during the ASTPS Accelerator.

Like-Minded Community

You’re not alone on this journey! In addition to the ASTPS team by your side you’ll be going on this journey with over 200 like-minded aspiring tax resolution professionals. Each cohort will have networking opportunities so that you can get to know each other, work together on assignments, and stay in touch after the event!

Welcome to Your Template Vault

One of the hardest things to do is start with a blank screen. In the Accelerator you are going to get access to dozens of templates to get you up and running! Our professionally designed templates will save you time, effort, and make you more productive. Here is just some of what you’ll receive:

  • Intake Sheets
  • Engagement Letters
  • Penalty Abatement Requests
  • Federal Tax Lien Marketing Letters
  • Referral Letters
  • Sample Radio Ads
  • Marketing Brochures
  • Plus a lot more!

Checklists

In the Accelerator you’ll get access to 5 of our most popular checklists!

Flowcharts

In the Accelerator you’ll get access to 16 different flowchart to help you visualize the flow of different aspects of cases through the IRS! You’ll get flowcharts for initial contact sequence, case management, non-filer cases, collection cases, and more!

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“This was an amazing course! I have been doing tax resolution for 16 years. This is the best course for this material and the most relevant to my work, that I have experienced. Thank you so much!” – Beth E.

This Accelerator program is exactly what is needed not only for those just starting in the tax resolution services but also greatly benefits those who are already in this type of service. Thanks for the great presentations.” – Guadalupe M.

ASTPS really DOES ROCK! You guys are all amazing, and I have learned so very much, I can’t wait for 2023. Of course I have already started raising fees and being confident, but I hope by next year to have all my ducks in a row and templates/processes, etc. in place for 2023 to really do what I love! Thank you again so much!!” – Angela L.

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Unlike other programs that have popped up in recent years to capitalize on the trend of tax resolution training, ASTPS has been running tax resolution trainings for two decades! The ASTPS Accelerator evolved from the long standing Boot Camp and is another example of the ASTPS commitment to constant improvement based on the feedback of our attendees.

Click the button below to take a look at what over 700 of your professional colleagues had to say about their experience!

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“I really enjoyed this program. I brought 8 employees with me because I knew that this program was the best avenue for them to learn, and it worked – they have learned so much and are excited to use their new knowledge!” – Susan Taft

“I would highly recommend this program to any practitioner, old or new. Whether you have been practicing for over 13 years like I have, or are brand new to tax resolution, there is something to learn which translates into something you can earn! Thanks Larry & LG.” – Mike Wallen, EA

Your Instructors are Tax Resolution Experts

Most people aren’t lucky enough to have a single mentor with over 20 years of tax resolution experience to learn from. After you enroll in this program you’ll immediately have 5!

This is an expert led course – meaning each instructor you’ll hear from is an active tax resolution practitioner working cases every day. They’ll draw on their experience in the field to give you real world tips, strategies, and stories.

They’re also incredibly engaging and entertaining!

The fact is you’re considering investing a significant amount of time, money, and effort – boring instructors reading from slides likely isn’t going to do it for you…

Our instructors not only have an immense amount of tax resolution knowledge but they’re world class speakers. Each instructor has their own unique style which keeps things interesting.

We’re a family… and now you’re part of it too.

Every year attendees are constantly surprised by the chemistry and family like atmosphere at our events. It’s really easy to make that happen because, well, we all like each other! Expect plenty of jokes and laughs during the Accelerator.

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I loved it! I love the family culture of the staff. Presenters were very informative and entertaining. Kept my attention the whole time. Also, you can tell they are passionate about what they do. Thank you all for a great experience!” – Garri G.

I was honestly deeply touched by the level of respect and care that presenters showed to attendees… Big thank you to everyone in ASTPS team!” – Angie G.

“I enjoyed spending time with Larry, LG, Steve, and Mitch. You guys, and Carolyn, are like family in so many ways. ”  – Mike L.

Larry Lawler, CPA, EA, CTRS

Buffalo, NY | 50 Years of Experience

Larry is the Founder & National Director of ASTPS and the architect of the Accelerator Program. He has worked and consulted on literally thousands of IRS representation cases and is a frequent public speaker, a writer on professional topics, and a regular trainer of tax professionals nationwide. He has been a New York CPA since 1973. He is also a fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute. Larry is the managing partner of Lawler & Witkowski, CPAs, PC, the firm he established in 1973.

LG Brooks, EA, CTRS

Dallas, TX | 33 Years of Experience

LG is the former CEO of U.S. Tax & Consulting Group and the current Senior Tax Resolution Consultant at Lawler and Witkowski CPA's as well as the Director of Education at ASTPS. LG is most well-known for his knowledge, energy, and passion in his presentations. He has been in the field of taxation for more than 30 years and has worked and consulted on thousands of tax resolution cases over the course of his career. LG is a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist and a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute.

Steve Klitzner, Esq., CTRS

Miami, FL | 30 Years of Experience

Steve is the CEO of Florida Tax Solvers which is 100% focused on IRS Tax Resolution. Steve has presented at many ASTPS events in the last 10 years and is always a crowd favorite at the Accelerator. He is admitted to the US Supreme Court, US Tax Court, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He currently sits on the IRS Advisory Council and is a frequent lecturer on Tax Resolution and has presented to thousands of practitioners around the country.

Angelene Wierzbic, EA, CTRS

Buffalo, NY | 19 Years of Experience

Angelene has worked along side Larry Lawler since the minute she graduated college in 2004. She has since spent nearly two decades in the trenches working on complex tax resolution cases. During the Accelerator she will be teaching about eservices and will be in the background answering and coordinating your questions.

Billy Fauller, III, EA, CTRS

St. Louis, MO | 14 Years of Experience

Billy is an Enrolled Agent and Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. He was an IRS Revenue Officer for nearly eight years (Active between 2009 and 2017). Since leaving the IRS, his focus has been 100% on IRS representation and tax problem solving. He likes to take in field collection cases and specializes in interactions with Revenue Officers.

Mitchell Piper

Buffalo, NY | 9 Years of Experience

Mitch is the Director of Marketing for ASTPS and has been running the marketing for Lawler & Witkowski, CPAs for over 8 years. He has generated thousands of tax resolution leads and helped hundreds of members jump start their tax resolution businesses. During the ASTPS Accelerator Mitch will be the event host and will be teaching the marketing module.

John Witkowski, CPA, CTRS

John is the CEO of Lawler & Witkowski, CPAs, PC and a Director inside of ASTPS. He has worked and consulted on thousands of tax resolution cases. During the Accelerator John will be in the background focused on answering your questions!

Elizabeth Wildt, EA, CTRS

After graduating college in 2020 Liz joined the Lawler & Witkowski team full time. Liz does a great deal of tax preparation and is Larry Lawler’s right hand woman assisting on all tax problem resolution cases. During the Accelerator she will be helping coordinate questions online.

Lydia Zielinski

Lydia is the Director of Membership at ASTPS. She has been with ASTPS for 3 years and is responsible for assisting members with anything they need! At the accelerator she will be helping you at check in as well as helping virtual attendees with any technical issues.

Carolyn Ryer

Carolyn is the Director of Events at ASTPS. She is responsible for all the details that make the Accelerator go off without a hitch! She will be on site during the ASTPS Accelerator and you will likely meet her at check in or during the networking event.

Continuing Education with Serious Money Making Potential

At the ASTPS Accelerator you will receive hands on training by Certified Tax Resolution Specialists eligible for 27 hours of Continuing Education.

ASTPS is accredited by NASBA (for CPAs), the IRS (for Enrolled Agents), and attorneys are more than welcome to submit the credits to their state bar for credit. Since each state is different we do not seek approval in each one, but we will happily provide you with whatever supporting documentation is required for submission!

National Registry of CPE Sponsors ID Number: 108282
ASTPS is a registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.
What is a tax resolution case really worth?

Let’s say a client comes to you and tells you that they haven’t filed Tax Returns for the last 3 years and the IRS says they owe $45,000. ASTPS always recommends billing in 2 phases. Phase 1 being the investigation & compliance and Phase 2 is the resolution (We’ll go into more depth during the program).

Phase 1 Example:
Power of Attorney – $100
Pull Transcripts (3 Years) – $300
Tax Returns (3 Years) – 1,050
Evaluation of Alternatives – $1,325

Total for Phase 1: $2,775

Your financial analysis reveals the client has recently started a good paying job and is able to pay the amount due so you are going to get them into an installment agreement. As they do not have an RO on their case you will have to call ACS to to set up the IA.

Phase 2 Example:
Installment Agreement – ACS under $50,000 liability – $1,200

Total Fee for Case: $3,975

You might be asking yourself – How is someone with tax problems going to pay my fees? At the Accelerator you will learn how to quote these fees and get the IRS to cover them!

What is learning a new career skill worth to you?

Probably much like you, we here at ASTPS, are major believers in investing in yourself and always striving to improve our skills and capabilities. So with the average tax resolution case being worth $3,000 – $5,000+ what would you be willing to invest to develop the skills to find tax resolution cases, manage them, and resolve them from start to finish?

Would you be willing to invest $10,000 to add this service to your skillset?

At that investment you would need to get 2-3 cases before you would have fully paid off the training and begun getting a return. Not to mention now you have these skills for life! Consider these questions:

  • How long do you plan on being in business or working in the tax industry (10, 20, 30 years)?
  • Do you think you could find at least one case each quarter?
  • What could this program be worth to you over the course of your career?

The possibilities are truly endless, but it depends entirely on you. Your success will directly correlate to the time, energy, and resources you are willing to invest in launching these services.

Luckily for you, you do not have to invest $10,000 to get started. You don’t need to invest $7,000, $5,000, or even $2,000. The ASTPS Accelerator starts at just $1,697 and goes even lower with membership and early bird discounts! This means you have the possibility of being ROI positive after your first case!

“Excellent training. Comprehensive preparation for entering the tax resolution business. Thank you, ASTPS!” – Michael C.

“Was an excellent program. I got a lot of my questions cleared up. This course is a must for beginners. Thanks for a great experience.” – David K.

You folks are the best so glad I’ve taken the course” – Bernice B.

It was Fabulous.” – Denise Mensa-Cohen, EA

This is a by far the most comprehensive tax resolution courses that I have ever attended! Way to go Larry & the gang” – Brian G.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Accelerator!! The presenters were all very passionate and knowledgeable- you can tell they really love teaching about Tax Resolution!!! I learned a lot and it’s very likely that I will do this program again!” – Kristen C.

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We are so confident that you will be 100% satisfied with our program that we are willing to give you a FULL REFUND if you are not! If after stage 1, you do not feel like this program is right for you, simply return your materials and we will refund your registration fee.

Register Early & Save!

There are two early bird discounts for each event. The $200 Super Early Bird ends 4 weeks before the start of the event. The $100 Early Bird ends 2 weeks before the start of the event.

Your Investment

The ASTPS Accelerator is regularly $1,697 and prices displayed below reflect the “Super Early Bird Pricing.” This pricing may or may not be available depending on when the event starts and the current date. Please check the individual session page for the current pricing.

Non-Member - $1,497.00

Become a member before registering and receive 5% off (Standard Membership) or 15% off (Premium Membership).

Standard Member - $1,422.15
Premium Member - $1,272.45

100% Money Back Guarantee

We are so confident that you will be 100% satisfied with our program that we are willing to give you a FULL REFUND if you are not! If after stage 1, you do not feel like this program is right for you, simply return your materials and we will refund your registration fee.

Previous Boot Camp Attendee?

The bones of the Boot Camp are in the Accelerator, along with 12+ hours of new and expanded content! Previous Boot Camp attendees will still be able to attend at 50% off the regular price which is now $748.50. Enter code ACC50 at checkout.

Registering 3 or more people?

If your firm is looking to get 3 or more staff members trained there are additional discounts available. Please contact ASTPS at (716) 630-1650 for registration.

ASTPS Accelerator Enrollment

  • 27 hours of tax resolution training
  • Samples, Forms, and Templates
  • Approved by the IRS & NASBA
  • Attend virtually or in-person
  • 6 Hands on field training exercises
  • Unlimited Q&A
  • Network with like-minded tax pros
  • 3 month access to recordings
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
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Niagara Falls & Virtual

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Virtual Kickoff Session

June 6th | 11:00am – 6:00pm Eastern

Hybrid Main Event

June 10th | 10:00am – 6:00pm Eastern
June 11th | 10:00am – 7:00pm Eastern
June 12th | 10:00am – 5:00pm Eastern

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AUG COHORT

Myrtle Beach & Virtual

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Dates

Virtual Kickoff Session

August 21st | 11:00am – 6:00pm Eastern

Hybrid Main Event

August 27th | 10:00am – 6:00pm Eastern
August 28th | 10:00am – 7:00pm Eastern
August 29th | 10:00am – 5:00pm Eastern

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is cohort based training?

A cohort-based course is a program of learning that’s organized according to a syllabus and is taken by a group of students (a cohort) at the same time. In 2024 there will be 3 cohorts for the Accelerator! The training is exactly the same for each cohort.

What is a hybrid program?

Hybrid is referring to how this program can be attended. The Virtual Event Kickoff will be virtual for everyone on Zoom. The Hybrid Main Event can be attended either in-person (in one of the 3 cities), or it can be attended virtually as well.

How much does this cost?

With the average fee earned during a tax resolution case being anywhere from $3,000 – $5,000 this course could, and probably should, cost $6,000-$10,000. After all, you’re learning specialty skills that you can use for the rest of your career! Ultimately though our mission at ASTPS is to develop as many capable IRS representation experts as possible and to do that we need to keep the program as accessible as possible.

The full price of the course starts at $1,697 and gets lower with member and early bird discounts.

I’ve been to Boot Camp in the past. Should I attend the ASTPS Accelerator?

We have always recommended coming back and attending again after you’ve gotten some more tax resolution experience. Attendees often tell us it’s like watching a movie for a second time – you notice and pick up on new things you missed the first time around. The bones of the Boot Camp are in the Accelerator, but there is also 12+ hours of new and expanded content! Previous Boot Camp attendees will still be able to attend at 50% off the regular price which is now $748.50.

Can this really work for me?

You might be thinking… sure this might work for other people, but my situation is unique. The ASTPS Accelerator is a new program but it’s predecessor, the Boot Camp, is not. In fact over 4,000 tax resolution pros from all walks of life have launched their careers from the Boot Camp.

The Accelerator was created from hundreds of hours of running Boot Camps and feedback from attendees. We are confident that there is no other single program that can better prepare you to start your tax resolution career. In fact we’re so confident that we have a 100% money back guarantee!

What if I’ve never talked to the IRS before?

Then the Accelerator is the place for you! This program is designed to show you everything you need to know to get started in tax resolution. We take you through the entire tax resolution process from gathering information to closing the case and answer every single one of your questions along the way!

What if I’ve done a couple cases – Is it worth taking this course?

For the most part having some experience is going to allow you to get even more out of the program. When you’re starting from scratch you don’t know what you don’t know. When you’ve gone through the process of working with the IRS you know what you struggled with. This course will give you best practices to drastically improve your processes. From former IRS professionals to tax pros with 20 years of experience – We’ve never had anyone tell us that they didn’t learn something worth the cost of admission!

How much access will I get to the instructors?

Whether you are attending online or in-person you will have full access to the instructors. While you are in-person you will be able to hang out with the instructors before class, on breaks, during the scheduled networking events and more! Online attendees will have full time instructors dedicated to answering their questions as well! If applicable to everyone your questions will also be read out loud for the entire class to hear. Bottom line what sets ASTPS apart from everyone else is the caring, kind, knowledgeable instructors!

Do I need to attend all of the stages live?

In order to ask questions and get continuing education you must be live whether it is in-person or virtually online. Recordings will be available for 3 months, but to get the most out of your experience you should plan on participating live.

How long do I have access to the course materials and recordings?

You will receive a binder with all of the presentation slides along with the Field Training Exercise handouts. All other material will be delivered digitally. You will have access to the recordings of the event for 3 months to review after the conclusion of the event. Additionally you will now be able to get 50% off the Accelerator for life!

Do I need to be licensed to enroll in this program?

Anyone can take this program but you do need to be a licensed CPA, EA, or Attorney to represent before the IRS. We do very often have practitioners in the process of getting their Enrolled Agent license take this course. We also get practitioners who want to send their unlicensed support staff for training.

Do you have more questions?

We’d love to talk! Just give us a call anytime (716) 630-1650 between 8:30am – 5:00 pm Eastern or click here to book a time that fits your schedule.

“Worth every penny. Presenters give you the knowledge and tools to school the revenue agents/IRS!” – Shakirat Olanrewaju, CPA

“Coming into this program I had little knowledge of the area. After the Boot Camp I can’t wait to take on my first case. This Boot Camp has given me the confidence I needed to move toward a tax representation career.” – Sarah Staab

“This seminar was the key to the tax resolution castle. Now I feel more comfortable in understanding the tax collection process and how to help clients answer their tax relief prayers.” – Ron Friedman, CPA

“I found the lecturers to be knowledgeable and extremely entertaining – it made the days go by quickly.” -Yawar Jafri, EA

“The networking session provided a great opportunity to meet other professionals and discuss how to resolve real client’s issues.”- Iris I. Burnell

“I have spent 4 years attending live NAEA seminars to receive my NTPI fellow. I think I’ve learned more this week than I have in those years at NTPI. I will be back.” – Marilyn Mathis, EA

“Both Larry and LG are PHENOMENAL presenters.” – Vonda Bowens

“3rd year in a row I’ve been here and every year I learn a little more, and understand the material more. It’s great!!” – Robert Lewin

“Very well done. Worth the time and investment.” – Tim Reed

“Great program – learned valuable information which will help working with the IRS. Great presenters with a wealth of knowledge.” – Ron Mermer

“I have been looking for this type of seminar to learn more about tax resolution. I would recommend it to others.” – Eakub Khan

“Practical information for someone new to representation – definitely a confidence builder for this type of work! Great for not only explaining the info, but showing how they work in practice.” – William Deighan

“The instructors were exceptional; they’re passionate and experienced with IRS topics.” – Juan Diaz

“This course is a confidence builder and a source of motivation.” – Anthony Modica

“I spent 30 years building a tax practice with no mentor, I wish I would have had this advice 30 years ago.” – Katherine Gilbert

“I would highly recommend this program to any practitioner, old or new. Whether you have been practicing for over 13 years like I have, or are brand new to tax resolution there is something to learn, which translates into something you can earn! Thanks Larry & LG” – Mike Wallen, EA

“Absolutely loved the Boot Camp! Presenters were awesome and professional! I would definitely recommend this program to my colleagues.” – Aleksey Kaplan

“I feel like I can go forward with this business segment now. Still a lot to learn, but now I know where to look for answers.” – Caryn Thompson, CPA

“No other program that I am aware of that better prepares a tax professional to immediately gain the knowledge and confidence needed to enter the tax resolution business.” – Warren Banfield

“Excellent, effective presentation. Good real life examples.” – Gary Soltys, CPA

“Very informative and comprehensive. I have learned more than enough to assume my new tax resolution position.” – Adriano Pantino

“Enjoyed the presentation very much. I learned a lot that I will use in my practice.” – Nicholas Gebelt, ESQ.

“A great learning experience. I especially enjoyed LG’s enthusiasm and professionalism” – Lillie Mae Hubbard, CPA, ESQ.

“Great program – very informative, perfectly-paced, and a nice mix of hands-on case study and lecture.” – Joe Beige

“Great energy, professional & fun. Practice cases were a big plus.” – Ron D’Abrosca

“Excellent format, and the tag team between instructors is very easy to listen to.” – Timothy Anderson

“Program is very informative. I have come multiple time to get updates on what is going on in the industry and keep up to date.” – David Rappaport

“Thoroughly enjoyed the program. So happy to have found ASTPS.” – Patricia Rivera

“The speakers were amazing, kept us interested and attentive with their style of teaching, and also all very knowledgeable.” – Randall Guido

“I feel like I have found the key to the black box of collection procedures and methods of dealing with them.” – Howard Sang

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We're celebrating 20 years of running tax resolution trainings!

ASTPS was founded in the infancy of the tax resolution industry way back in 2003. Initially Larry Lawler and John Witkowski were running into a lot of clients with tax problems, but there were very few resources to help guide practitioners through the programs available. As they learned they decided to create ASTPS to share their new knowledge.

Initially they launched advanced training conferences for practitioners to get together several times per year. As the demand for the information increased they decided to create a comprehensive tax resolution training program which later became the Boot Camp.

Over 4,000 practitioners have gone through the Boot Camp over the last decade and in 2022 ASTPS significantly enhanced the Boot Camp and rebranded as the Accelerator.

One Last Thing...

If you’re all the way down here, and still reading, you might be on the fence if this is really worth it.

It’s no secret that there are tons of free training webinars out there (we even do one every month). And sure in time you could probably stich together some of what is included in the Accelerator for free.

You could continue dabbling in tax resolution and learn as you go, but let me caution you. There are processes, procedures, deadlines, and what you don’t know CAN hurt your client.

Even small mistakes can lead to your client paying thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars more than they should.

The ASTPS Accelerator is designed to teach you everything you need to know to get started in tax resolution. Basically the Accelerator, well, accelerates you. You will build a solid foundation to launch your career and start miles ahead of your competitors that choose to dabble and learn on their own.

Is it really possible for a tax program to change your life? Truthfully the answer is yes! I say that because we’ve seen it so many times over the years. We’ve seen people launch businesses, and quit their 9-5 jobs. We’ve seen attendees land their dream jobs with their newly acquired skills. We’ve seen partnerships formed and life long friendships that all started at this program.

If you put in the work, this course has the potential to change the trajectory of your career and life.

And it can all start right here, right now.

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What makes ASTPS different?

The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers is different from every other organization. We move fast, we listen to our members and attendees, we’re obsessed with improving, and most of all we sincerely care.

When picking an organization to be a part of it’s critical to consider the leadership. Many other programs feature instructors that do not actively represent before the IRS or who clearly are just in it for the money. Sadly there are even whole events out there where the only goal is to teach you what to do, and not how to do it. That’s because they are looking for you to refer cases to them, not do the work yourself.

All of the Accelerator presenters independently created tax resolution practices from scratch. You also may have noticed that all 3 of them come from different professional backgrounds, and are from different areas of the country! Larry Lawler is a CPA in Buffalo, LG Brooks is an Enrolled Agent in Dallas, and Steve Klitzner is an Attorney in Miami.

We don’t want your cases (we all have plenty of our own). All we want is for you to be successful. Of course until you get to know us you’ll have to take our word for it! For most people seeing is believing and that’s why we let you try this course 100% risk free!

100% Money Back Guarantee 

If after stage one you don’t think this course is right for you, for any reason, you can return the material for a full refund. You have absolutely nothing to lose, and we hope you decide to join us!

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“I enjoyed the program. I feel more comfortable in my ability to take on more resolution cases. I learned a lot that I didn’t know before.” – Harold Blotcher, EA

“Program was excellent. Larry is a master presenter. LG is also very, very ,very good!” – Linda Bal ESQ

“This Program gives you everything you need to hit the ground running in this business.” – Victor Karas, EA

“Wonderful Seminar! Very beneficial and great knowledgeable experience. Will recommend and very happy with my decision to come to the seminar. Cannot wait to tell my colleagues and coworkers.” – Dara Epstein, EA

“The program is very comprehensive and it covers the areas in detail. The case studies were very helpful, they made the various topics taught more useful.” -Samuel Addo

“Enjoyed it very much. Instructors were excellent. The information was timely and definitely will help with my current cases.” – Marshall Zieses

“Well organized and clearly presented. I took it 2 years ago but this added to and reinforced my knowledge. New stuff was included.” – Eric Hansen, CPA

“After taking this class twice, I would certainly take it a third. Each class I have learned something new and valuable to represent clients.” – Isabel Couch

“I am new to tax practicing. Thought it may be a good career change to keep me busy when I retire, which will be soon. To me, the class was fascinating and convincing that I have made a good choice.” – Jeff Tappin

“My mindset to this line of work has definitely shifted in 2 ways. I realize that this service is helping taxpayers. I am confident I can add this to my practice.” – Lisa Johnston, CPA

“I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was expecting to be overwhelmed by all of the information, but it was presented in a way that made it interesting and easy to understand.” – Telina Crotts

“I truly enjoyed the program and learned a lot from it. The presenters pace, attitude, knowledge, and sense of humor kept me engaged the whole time. I feel very confident that I will be successful in this niche of the business after attending this boot camp.” – Juan Vasquez, EA